Phillies activate Vince Velasquez, place him in bullpen

Velasquez has been on the injured list since May 11 because of a strained forearm. The right-hander has made two spot relief appearances with the Phillies, but he’s always been a full-time starting pitcher since the team acquired him before the 2016 season. It is uncertain if he is being transitioned

Michelle Wie withdraws from US Women’s Open with injury

Michelle Wie has withdrawn from next week’s U.S. Women’s Open to continue her recovery from a hand injury. Wie announced her decision Friday on social media , saying that while she’s making progress, she needs to take more time off. The 29-year-old Wie says it is a difficult decision because the tournament at the Country Club of Charleston was one she had looked forward to playing in, but she noted that her ”recovery and health is the priority.” She won the 2014 U.S Women’s Open at Pinehurst.

Regional tournament to be bigger than ever for two of Flint area’s top golfers

FLINT — The future is uncertain for two of the Flint-area’s best high school golfers. Cam Beckwith of Swartz Creek and Dylan Conte of Fenton have consistently turned in some of the best scores in the area this season and hope to continue their golf careers at Grand Valley State University, where they plan to be freshman roommates next fall. There’s only one problem. Neither has received an offer from GVSU so if they want to play college golf, they’ll have to make the team as walk-ons — something that is entirely possible given their talent. But if they fall short at GVSU, the upcoming state tournament could mark the end of their careers and that means the regional tournament will be bigger

Tyron Woodley targeting August UFC return

Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley wants to get back in the Octagon as quickly as possible and work toward getting his belt back, but it looks like that won’t happen until at least August. That is Woodley’s timetable, if he can get cleared to return.Woodley lost the UFC welterweight